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Wilmington, Essex County, New York Genealogy

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Guide to Wilmington, Essex ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Resources[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

  • 1861–1950 Methodist Church Records FHL 1598407 Item 1. Microfilm of handwritten manuscript. (43 p.) made by Myrtle M. Gowan, Wilmington, New York. Includes marriages 1861-1891; probationers; memberships; baptisms, 1893-1894; marriages 1892-1950; baptisms 1908-1913; deaths 1918.

Repositories[edit | edit source]

Archives, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Wilmington Historical Society
Address: 7 Community Center Circle
P.O. Box 174
Wilmington, NY 12997
Phone: 518-946-7586 or 518-946-7627
Contact: Karen Peters or Merri C. Peck
Position: President, Vice President
Business hours: Summer: Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.; all year by appointment.
Collection: Family history files, Cassius Bruce Collection(photos, fi les and artifacts), Earl & HelenWarren Collection (photos, files and artifacts), Myrtle M. Gowan Collection (photos, files and selected Franklin and Essex county cemetery card files), and newspapers. Also CDs: cemetery records, old town record book dating from 1821, 19th century Congregational and Methodist church records,record book of birth, marriage and death dating from 1895, and tax records, 1850-1905. 19th century chattel mortgages. School District #6 records; topical files; photos of Wilmington people and places,many originals and others digitally copied; maps and blueprints; local reference books, as well as all of the currently published volumes of the “Town of Wilmington, Essex County, NY Transcribed Serial Records 1830-1900” by Harold E. Hinds, Jr. & Tina M. Didreckson, which includes census records, doctors’records, newspaper clippings, school records,etc.
Restrictions: Materials used on premises only under supervision of staff.

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

Gerald L. Bruce
7 Community Circle
PO Box 180
Wilmington, NY 12997
Phone: 518-946-2105

Town Historian[edit | edit source]

Merri C. Peck
PO Box 148
Wilmington, NY 12997
E-mail: Hours: 518-946-7057
Hours: By appointment. Prefer to reply via e-mail.
Collection: Miscellaneous town records, including cemetery records, some military records, and an increasing display of old town photos, including people, places and events. (Refer to the Wilmington Historical Society collection for the list of items available for research.)
Restrictions: No records may be removed.

Town Records[edit | edit source]

To locate additional published and transcribed records for Wilmington, Essex County, New York Genealogy check:

  • Gordon L. Remington, New York Towns, Villages, and Cities: A Guide to Genealogical Sources (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2002).; At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974.7 D27r. Alphabetical list including date founded, if a town history exists, church and cemetery sources, and if a Civil War register (TCR) exists. The codes used under Church and Cemetery are defined in the link above the listing of towns, cities and villages.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Places[edit | edit source]